Leaders: Patty Kline, Frank Goodykoontz
This was my 23rd trip up Mt. Baldy from Baldy Village, and Frank's 57th or so. Also this was my 4th annual Oktoberfest lead.
We had quite a large group this year, 19 people. After meeting at 7 am at the Baldy carpool point, we were under way about 8:30 am. A car shuttle was arranged between the Village and Manker Flat. The hike was a strenuous one with 11 miles round trip and 5600' of gain.
After lunch on top by all 19 people, Frank led us down the scree route in Baldy Bowl to the San Antonio Ski Hut. We were back in plenty of time to get in on the festivities of Oktoberfest at Harwood Lodge, just a little waw down the road from Manker Flat.
Those participating were David Eisenberg, Bill Crane, Leo Escarlega, Devra Wasserman, Dan Skaglund, Betsy Horgan, Pete Doggett, Bonnie and Cesar Michel, Keith Martin, Jean Nelson, Paula Peterson, Barbara Cohen, Gary Murta, George Schroeter, Peter Dille, and David Michels.